Each month, we will be recognizing one male and one female US Youth Soccer Player of the Month, whose accomplishments on and off the field stick out among the rest.
The players who are selected will represent a balance of athletic achievement, sportsmanship and citizenship.
This month's honorees are...
Male Player of the Month
Michael from Liberty Township, Ohio
Michael has proven to be a big contributor on the soccer field and in the community. He plays for Cincinnati United Premier (OH-S) and competed on both the CUP 00 Gold and CUP 99 Gold teams during the 2016-17 US Youth Soccer National League season — helping the 99 squad earn a division title. Michael has shown an ability to be just as successful in the classroom, as he holds a 4.3 GPA while taking honors and advanced placement classes. He also spent a week in Los Chilitos, Guatemala, serving with his church. While there, Michael assisted with an outreach program that organized soccer games with the children in the village.